Couple of thoughts on this.
No need for a beginner to spend money on a name brand fiberglass shape, or go to a local shaper for their local knowledge/expertise. Beginners just need something that will float them and make learning easy.
With that said, buying a pop-out plastic is not the way to go. Pumping money into the wrong part of the surf industry, IMO.
And instead of buying something that is indestructible that can fly off the roof of a car on the highway and not be damaged, how about just learning how to take care of your board and investment? And when the fiberglass board does ding, learn how to fix it. It's part of being a surfer.
My recommendation is go get a WRV, Kechele, or other east coast brand fun board in the 7'6" range. It will float you on the small days, and won't hold you back as you progress as a surfer in nicer surf. It's also another step closer to that shortboard that we all know you are eventually going to buy.
And not saying that you shouldn't get a custom board from a local shaper. I always support the small, local guys. But there is no need to go nuts on the board's design and shape. It won't help a beginner.
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Thread: Surftech boards
Feb 2, 2014, 09:02 PM #21
Feb 3, 2014, 07:09 PM #22
Feb 3, 2014, 07:12 PM #23
Surftechs are bulletproof, but I'd rather have the board break instead of me or someone else.
A surftech longboard hit me in the face and knocked out three of my teeth.
I'm sure you can find a good local shaper to give some money to. Price will be the same or very close.
Feb 3, 2014, 07:14 PM #24
I have a variety of boards, and in the rotation I have a 6'4" Rusty Predator tuflite2 that is bees knees so long as it isnt too choppy. Takes a beating, easy to fix with 2 part epoxy clay
Feb 3, 2014, 07:44 PM #25
that was sorta ****ty, dude. i'm all for setting kooks in their place in the line up, but crap like that really is over the top unless there have been multiple occurrences of the guy not looking. i mean, did you even bother to hoot or whistle or something? yea, the guy should've looked, but when he didn't, did you give him a heads up to let him know you were there?
after all the arguing on this website... still like Surftechs.. i also agree
My poly lost stub hit me in the head the other day and I hardly felt it...but when I got out, there was a big fracture on the rail. In fact, I've gotten a lot of dings in this board just from bailing waves on bigger days...I don't even hit anything, as far as I know. I'm getting a hydroflex next time.
Feb 4, 2014, 05:10 PM #29
I don't think it's an east/west thing. It's just about being a nice person.
I understand if the dude blatantly blew you off and intentionally burned you. If he's a newbie and learning why not call him off? You said he didn't see you and wasn't looking. Why not call him off and explain that he needs to look? Instead you just run him down? That's a d!ck move.
Feb 5, 2014, 12:02 AM #30Member
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